We had our first Fall rain today. It feels like Fall and it’s time for some comfort food.
The best kind of comfort food is the kind that reminds you of your childhood. The food your mother or grandmother use to make. Swiss Steak is that kind of comfort food. For those of us who grew up in the 70’s you will probably agree.
Swiss steak is typically made from a less tender cut of steak such as round steak which is then tenderized and coated in flour and cooked.
My version is not tenderized but instead I brown the meat first and then cook it on low for about an hour which helps to tenderize the meat.
I like to cook it in my nice heavy cast iron pan that has a lid. After browning the meat and onions, I then simmer the mixture in water on the stove top. After about an hour, when your meat is nice and tender, add in diced tomatoes, green pepper and some seasoning then let it simmer about 30 more minutes.
Because it is comfort food we serve it over mashed potatoes! Can it can any more comfortable than that!!? It would also be great over some noodles.
I garnished it with a little parsley to pretty it up a bit.
What a better way to warm up the tummies on a cold fall or winter night. A meal just like grandma use to make!
For other comfort food try these:
- 1/4 C flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. round steak cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil
- 1/3 C water more if needed
- 2 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 C green pepper chopped
- 1 small onion cut into rings
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Mix together flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper in a plastic bag
- Add in steak and mix until meat is covered in flour.
- Heat oil in a heavy pan.
- Add the meat and onions and cook until the meat is browned on both sides and the onions are softened.
- Add in water, cover and let simmer for about 1 hour or until beef is fork tender.
- Add more water if needed. Check ocassionally to make sure the water hasn't evaporated.
- Mix together diced tomatotes, green pepper, onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Pour of beef and stir to combine
- Simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened.
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